You may be entitled to compensation if you took Celexa® during your pregnancy and your child was born with a birth defect. Celexa® can also be known by its generic name, citalpram. It is manufactured by Forest Labs and is a widely used antidepressant.
New studies have suggested that use of Celexa® during pregnancy by mothers may put their children at risk for birth defects, including:
- Septal heart defects (holes in the heart) (2.5X greater risk)
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Newborn (PPHN) (6X greater risk)
Septal heart defects require surgical intervention to remedy and extensive and prolonged medication regimens. These types of defects can result in life long cardiological care.
PPHN impairs an infants ability to supply oxygen to their bloodstream. It is a respiratory disorder that can be potentially life threatening.
The New England Medical Journal has published an article concerning the risks of PPHN associated with Celexa®. Click here to read it.
The FDA has issued a warning related to Celexa®. Click here to read the FDA's warning.
If you took Celexa® during your pregnancy and your child was born with a birth defect please contact one of our experienced Cleveland Ohio celexa injury lawyers today. We are currently reviewing Celexa® related claims in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
Celexa® is a registered trademark of Forest Labs.
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